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FXUS63 KEAX 170445

National Weather Service Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO
1145 PM CDT Thu Mar 16 2017

Issued at 234 PM CDT THU MAR 16 2017

Spring has finally made a return after a prolonged cold snap and it
looks like it is here to stay for a while. Temperatures this
afternoon have risen into the upper 50s to mid 60s. Tonight, a
cold front will move through the area with increasing clouds out
ahead of it. This will keep temperatures mild tonight with lows in
the mid 40s north to the mid 50s south. Although there is very
little lift with this front, isentropic ascent on the 300K surface
may be strong enough for some drizzle or light rain generally
along and south of the I-70 corridor during the morning hours. The
front should quickly move through the area tomorrow morning
bringing a return to sunny skies in the afternoon and temperatures
rising into the 60s to near 70. surface high pressure builds into
the region Friday night into Saturday. This will allow
temperatures to fall back into the 30s Friday night. Weak mixing
on Saturday will keep high temperatures in the upper 50s to mid
60s despite upper level ridging building into the region. Sunday,
surface high pressure shifts eastward ushering in strong WAA in
its wake. Aloft the upper level ridge axis will move directly
overhead making for a very warm day with highs in the upper 60s to
upper 70s. The next for precipitation will come Sunday night into
Monday as an upper level shortwave moves from the northern plains
into the Upper Midwest force an attendant cold front into the
forecast area. Shear is weak with this system but CAPE of
500-1000J/kg suggests a few thunderstorms are possible. This front
is expected to push through the area by Monday afternoon however
will little cold air behind the front high temperatures are still
expected to achieve the 60s. High pressure then builds back into
the area Monday night into Tuesday returning highs to near normal
in the 50s. Wednesday, an upper level trough will dig into
southern Rockies. gulf moisture will spread north ahead of this
system bringing the chance for warm air advection shower on
Wednesday. The upper trough moves out of the southern Rockies into
the Central Plains forcing a cold front towards the area and
bringing the next chance for organized thunderstorms.


.Aviation...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday Night)
Issued at 1145 PM CDT THU MAR 16 2017

MVFR cigs slowly lifting north towards area terminals late this
evening. Have backed off on timing to some degree given the slow
movement, but still feel we`ll see a few hours of MVFR before
skies conditions improve after 12z following the passage of a weak
cold front. After this occurs, expect VFR through the duration of
the fcst period.




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